Welcome to DaddyShack Travel
(Formerly Ultimate Golfing Holidays)
We specialise in taking Australians to America to play bucket list golf courses.
We run chaperoned tours that include just about everything.
The golf courses we play are the very best in every destination we travel to,
so not only will you be staying in a world class city, you’ll be playing golf courses
that will take your breath away. We visit every golf course we take you to and make
all the arrangements before we put together the trips. We stay in the very rooms
you will be staying in as well as walk the streets of every destination
and talk to the locals, we find out the good from the not so good
and make sure every trip is the ultimate golfing holiday.
DaddyShack Travel can also cater to groups wanting to travel to a specific destination.
If you can dream it, we can help make it a reality.
To talk to us about customising your perfect golf trip.
Why book with Us?
We’re avid golfers with over 30 years of experience in the golfing industry so we’ve pretty much seen everything Australian golf has to offer and we know what Aussie golfers want. We’ve traveled to America so many times, we have lost count and played plenty of their golf courses. Each time we go we’re completely blown away by the experience. The service, staff, attention to detail and the immaculate, world-class golf courses themselves, far exceed anything we’ve experienced in Australia. It's a golfing experience you will never forget.
We started DaddyShack Travel because we couldn’t find a company offering first-class, all-inclusive American golfing holidays. Sure, there are many companies offering packages but, once you book with them, you’re either on your own or the golf courses are not first class. We wanted to go one better and chaperone golfers all the way from the hotel to the golf course, taking care of everything along the way so all they needed to worry about was having a good time.
We organize all the accommodation, transportation and, most importantly, golf games on some of the world’s most spectacular courses.
We cater to large groups, social groups and sporting clubs but golf clubs are our specialty.
If you are looking to take a group from your golf club to any of our destinations, we can print up the flyers and deliver a price that will see you, the organizer, get great commission. With great connections in the American golfing industry, DaddyShack Travel can deliver first-class courses, first-class accommodation and more inclusions, all for a very affordable price. If you’ve never played golf in America, you’re seriously in for a treat. It’s an all-day, immersive experience where every last detail has been thought of. It’s simply brilliant! But if you want to make the experience truly unforgettable, make sure you travel with us.
"We just went on the Las Vegas golf tour and it was AMAZING!!! Fabulous golf and golf courses in the desert, great hotel and our host, Mic, was sensational! Everything was super organised and we didn’t have to think or worry about a thing! Highly recommend this tour - it truly was an unforgettable experience! "
5 stars - Jenny (Melbourne)
"Having been to Hawaii and trying to do this myself, I found it so much easier and so much more relaxing with DaddyShack Travel. I looked at a few other American tour companies, but these guys saved me thousands and had more inclusions than the others had. An unbelievably great value holiday!"
5 stars - Phil (Melbourne)
"The organization from DaddyShack Travel was first class,
from the accommodation to the most amazing golf courses
that they recommended. The highlight for me was Wolf Creek,
which was beyond my expectations. It's a golf trip I would highly recommend
to any golf enthusiast to explore. We look forward to using
their services again on our next trip."
5 stars - Mat (Melbourne)
PGA West Nicklaus
PGA West Stadium
* Our package prices do NOT include airfares
*All of our package accommodations are twin share. Single rooms are available at an extra cost
* New destinations are always being added
* The price of the packages does vary depending on what time of year you wish to travel
* If you have a specific golf course or destination you want to travel to, we can help with that too
* We can tailor a travel brochure to suit your sporting club or golf club if you would like to run a tour yourself.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a booking discount for booking a large group?
Yes. Great discounts are offered if you book 12 or more. The more people you book, the bigger the discounts. If you get 20 people together, you travel for FREE!
I have seen prices from other companies that are way more expensive than yours. How can you run these trips so cheaply?
We often wonder that ourselves. There are a few golf travel companies out there and their trips are, in our opinion, very overpriced. We are a new travel company offering trips that not many do, to some of the best golfing destinations there are. There are plenty of Australians going to play in Asia at present, but we feel that America do it better. We want the golfer to have a great time playing and tell their golfing buddies back home about us. In that way, we are hoping to get the name as the "best value golf trips on the market" to hopefully, take as many Aussies as possible to play these amazing golf courses.
I am very keen to come, but can I bring my partner, who does not golf?
Yes. The Plus One Package is specifically designed for this. We understand that some golfers will want to bring their partners and that they will not be golfing. Some golf courses will allow you to bring your partner as a cart rider, some will not. We usually say that if you bring your partner, they don't come on the golf days to the course. If they want to, it can be arranged, but it is an extra cost. Because some do some days and not others, we try to arrange the costs on an arrangement basis. Send us an email with the details of what your partner wants to do and we can make a price to suit.
I am on my own, can I still come play with your company?
The idea of our holiday company is that sporting groups, golf club groups or just groups of friends get together and go to a specific destination. We do all the hard work and get the best price for you, so all you have to do is get the people together and we do the rest. Occasionally, there are some trips that are not full and we do allow some singles to come along. We also run our own trips from time to time and singles are welcome to come on them.
When do you run these specific packages?
All of the holiday packages we sell are available for group travel at many times throughout the calendar year. If you have a group of at least 12 people looking to go, we can run that package when it suits you. There has to be at least 12 golfers coming on any package for it to go ahead.
So, what is not included?
We cannot include everything. There is always fees and taxes with every trip, but we have tried to include as much as possible. The only things you will be paying for are your food and drink and gratuaties for people you will be seeing, like the bus driver, the caddys, the barman, the waiter. Standard tipping in America is how a lot of employees make their living. The standard acceptable tip is 15%, but go to 20% if they do a great job. It's always up to you, but don't expect great service if you get known for not tipping. Be nice, afterall, Australia's reputation is on the line here. You do not have to tip the Australian chaperone.
What is in the Group Photography?
The chaperone will be busy making sure you are having a fantastic time, but they will also be taking pictures of the group while you are golfing. It's just so that you don't have to worry about missing out while you are concentrating on your golf game. Everyone who comes on the trip will receive a memory stick with the group images after they return. The chaperone may ask you to pose as a group at a few of the courses to make the memory a little better.
Do I need to take my clubs and in what?
You do NOT have to take your golf clubs if you do not want to. If you do take your clubs, the easiest way is to put them into a travel bag, not a travel cover. The travel bag has fewer pockets on the outside and just takes your clubs, plus a few other bits and pieces. You will need an approved TSA padlock to bring your clubs into America and they can be purchased at the airport before you fly out, of wherever travel supplies are sold. The TSA lock is re-usable and widely accepted throughout America at all airports. If you are after a great travel bag, the Eagles & Birdies Weekender is the perfect size. It takes a full set and weighs in at about 12-15 kgs full. They retail for about $199-$249 at golf shops. Hire clubs will be an extra cost for you.
Are the Australian chaperones always around?
The chaperone arrives before the group and makes sure things are ready for the groups arrival. They are at each game of golf making sure things are going smoothly, as well as taking photos and giving out drinks to the thirsty. They will be available each night for a different experience, but this is not compulsary. They will see you off at the airport at the end of the trip as they stay a day afterwards to make sure everyone gets away perfectly. They can be contacted throughout the trip with any issues you may have.
What happens if I need to cancel my trip after I have paid?
We understand people need to change arrangements sometimes, but we need to lock in tickets and hotel rooms way ahead of time to get better pricing and secure larger space for a big group. The deposits paid can be fully refunded 60 days before the trip starts, but after that we can only refund part of the price.
If I wanted to play Shadow Creek, which golf course would I miss out on playing?
The Shadow Creek experience is an amazing day, but can only be done on the first day of the trip. Therefore, you would miss out on playing at Bali Hai. That is the casual round for the week. You can still be involved in the competition and play for the first prize.
|* Food, drinks,gratuities, airfares and resort fees are not included in any package.|
* A Golflink official Australian handicap is needed to participate in the competitions.
Terms & Conditions: DaddyShack Travel accept no responsibility for any loss or injury sustained to any participant on this golf tour. We reserve the right to accept, or refuse, any reservation or booking at our sole discretion and will not disclose the reasons for the decision. We also reserve the right to cancel, postpone or substitute any part of the tour providing we are acting in good faith as circumstances and conditions can change unexpectedly. By purchasing this holiday with DaddyShack Travel, you agree to these terms & conditions.
* As advertised on SEN 1116